In the lot, we met a family from the DC area and Boston who offered to paint our faces; some of us accepted the offer
|Me with Arlington resident Cynthia, who painted our faces|
|Cynthia's extended family|
Then a stroll through the neighborhood, both middle class bungalows with great views and poorer houses within blocks of each other. We walked past past vendors of various kinds (note the sign offering "vuvu plugs" to lessen the pain of listening to vuvuzelas).
On the way back to our car, some local kids celebrated with a Seattle fan we met along the way.
We drove back to Pretoria for dinner; the nice place we had reserved was rejected because Max, a family friend of our hosts and an ardent England fan, who arrived from London last night, wanted very much to see England play Algeria. He dutifully rooted for the US while in our company at the stadium; we could not deny him England on TV. We headed over to Dros, a local chain restaurant that specializes in grilled meat. Sad for Max – his England team managed only a scoreless tie against Algeria. Algeria remains for the US, and a victory would be enough to see the US through; that will not be easy. We were polite in Max’s company, but oh, if those two England fans had been sitting with us this evening......